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#1 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 12:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm just curious. My MIL gave me some of these that she found at a garage sale during the summer, and I can't decide if I like them or not. I think they're sort of cute, but perhaps a little cheesy? Sorry if you like these, I don't mean to offend. My problem is that I can't decide if I should keep them or get rid of them. I kind of like them, but not enough that I would have bought them myself. Do you like these signs? Do you have these in your home?
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I'm not a fan; think they're kinda cheesy.

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I'm also in the 'not a fan' camp

but that's just me.

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No. I really don't like them. In fact, I think they're kinda yuk.

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Just ask yourself, is it within your decorating style?

Something tells me it's not because you wouldn't by them yourself.

They aren't my style....

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I think of them as clutter....although I do have one wooden sign that says "I love you to the moon and back." My husband and I have always said that to each other, and I love it!

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I don't like them!
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Well, I thought they were kind of cool the first few times I saw them. But now EVERYONE has them, they seem really tired to me. I have a few Xmas decorations like this, one says "Winter" and has snowmen on it, and the other says "Believe" and has Santa on it. I bought them at a garage sale for .25 each. I like them because I only have to see them for about 30 days before I put them away.
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I'm not a fan of much on the walls other than clocks and family photos
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I like them OK, but I don't know if I'd put them up myself.
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If you don't love it why look at it day after day. I apply that to pretty much all decorating choices. I put it up if I LOVE it.
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I don't like them. Unless they have special meaning to you, like EricaDoula, I would classify them as clutter.
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I like them in other people's houses, in mine it would just be more to dust :P

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I like them. I have one that says "Happily Ever After" that is on the wall in my living room at the end of a photo montage. It's cute. My sil has an "Amore" sign on a shelf in her living room.
I think that if they are put out in a space that blends in, they are cute but as a focal point they are cheesy.

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Only keep what you love and obviously you do not love these or you would not be asking.
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I like them!
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I liked them when I first saw them...now not so much. Because they are so common, they are just kinda cheesy to me. I'm finding I prefer less 'clutter' on the walls, even in the form of decor. When I see "decorated" rooms they just seem like too much to me. I am like a previous poster and prefer usually just clocks, family photos, etc. 1-2 nice pieces of art are fine with me too, but more than that just is too busy for me. Those signs definitely seem busy and like clutter to me.

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Could someone post a picture? I have no idea what these are, probably not my style since I don't even know they exist, but boy am I curious now!

Are they wooden letters spelling the 'family', 'dream' etc, or just an engraved piece of wood? I think the letters spelling whatever are kinda nice...
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I don't like them, they just don't fit into my style. I think if you are hesitant about them I'd say you probably shouldn't put them up. I agree with the PP who said that you should only decorate with things you absolutely LOVE (or ones that were a compromise with DH in my case, lol).
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I think if you are hesitant about them I'd say you probably shouldn't put them up. I agree with the PP who said that you should only decorate with things you absolutely LOVE.
. Someone has to love it and the others have to not seriously dislike it for anything to qualify in my house.

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i wouldn't be like "ew!" if i saw them in someone else's house, but i wouldn't want them for my own home. do these fit into your vision of what you want your home to be? it doesn't sound like it - but they're popular, so somebody else would probably be excited to have them!
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I think I know the signs you mean. What matters is whether you really like them, and have a place for any of them.

In my living room, I have zinc letters that spell out N E S T, one each on a different rung of an old wooden ladder. I've placed a small bird beside the N and a little nest beside the S. On another rung, I've placed a "Home Sweet Home" sampler, handstitched and framed by my sister. To someone else, it would all be unwanted clutter.
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So I decided to give the signs(6 in all) to a neighbor. She really likes these, and I think it fits her style more than mine. The message I'm hearing from you guys is "only keep what you love." Anyway, on a different note, one of the wooden signs said "Laundry," one said "Kitchen," and one said "Bathroom." -Why would I need a sign to remind myself I was in the laundry room, kitchen or god forbid the bathroom? Maybe if I blacked out and found myself sitting on the toilet the sign would be helpful, but seriously. Daytripper's sign says "Happily ever after," which is totally cute, but my sign says "Bathroom."
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I think I know the signs you mean. What matters is whether you really like them, and have a place for any of them.

In my living room, I have zinc letters that spell out N E S T, one each on a different rung of an old wooden ladder. I've placed a small bird beside the N and a little nest beside the S. On another rung, I've placed a "Home Sweet Home" sampler, handstitched and framed by my sister. To someone else, it would all be unwanted clutter.
ollyoxenfree, I don't think your zinc letters sound like clutter. It sounds really pretty. I think it's cool you personalized it with the old wooden ladder, too. I'd like zinc letters spelling out nest, but my letters spell out "Bathroom." And other mundane things like that!
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Our bathroom door is located right next to our basement door. They are both in a little pass-through between the kitchen and living room (the staircase is above them). I'm always a little worried that a guest will misunderstand and open up the door to the basement and go tumbling down the stairs! So I can see why having a "bathroom" sign might be useful.

I think what I might do instead is put SOMETHING on the bathroom door, and just tell guests to look for that. Like a little picture, or mirror, or flowers or something.

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I like them, but in small doses.

I have one sign (but it's a block of wood, with engraved letters) above the front door that says "Delight Yourself in the Lord."

Six would be too many for me!
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I do, so you can send them to me

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I like real, genuine, old signs, but the mass-produced stuff not so much. I almost like them, though, so they wouldn't offend me if I saw them in someone else's house (not much would actually offend me in someone else's house, though).

If you scroll down on this page you can see some old signs in kitchens. I like that look and I like the idea of crafting something myself, but for me, the mass-produced stuff isn't as appealing. I think I like letters better so I could spell out something original like ollyoxenfree.

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I am kind of in the middle. It depends on what the particular sign looks like.

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If you're not getting an immediate 'keep it' response, I'd probably pass them on. I happened to find a 'family' one in wood (painted black) and have it in my dining room because it matches the rest of the black picture frames. Ordinarily not my style, but it was on clearance and I had a place in mind for it when I bought it.

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